Job Overview


About the Agency

The Office of Site Operations (LM20) ensures that human health and the environment at LM sites continue to be protected through long-term surveillance and maintenance (LTS&M) and can include environmental monitoring, inspection of waste disposal sites, operation of treatment systems for groundwater, and evaluation of the effectiveness of institutional controls. This position is on the Environment Team 2 at LM’s Office in Westminster, CO. This team is primarily responsible for former nuclear sites remediated under CERCLA, RCRA, and as part of DOE’s Decontamination and Decommissioning Program. The team also interfaces with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for determining the eligibility of sites for remediation under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) and conducting LTS&M at them when remediation of the sites is complete. The incumbent is a subject matter expert in the environmental engineering or physical sciences for LTS&M at legacy sites and in the technical issues related to the management of remediated sites and serves as an LM site manager for multiple sites.
The position serves as a recognized expert in LTS&M and is responsible for conducting it at sites already managed by LM, as well as developing and implementing LTS&M at new sites that will transfer to LM when remediation of them is complete.  The incumbent carries out these assignments in terms of LM policies, objectives, mission statement, and strategic plan, with minimal supervision. The incumbent is also recognized as a DOE-LM senior expert in matters relative to LTS&M and is responsible for day-to-day technical, programmatic, and administrative activities at an assigned site. These activities may involve budget formulation and life cycle planning for the management of sites, working with a support services contractor who is primarily responsible for implementing the LM work, addressing programmatic issues for sites under the same regulatory regime, and effectively communicating and interacting with regulators and stakeholders. The incumbent may also be responsible for helping coordinate in a non-supervisory role the work of other LM site managers.


As a Physical Scientist/General Engineer you will:

  • Ensure regulatory compliance at assigned sites,including demonstrating to federal regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as well as state and local regulatory authorities and affected tribal governments that the proposed actions meet applicable standards and that actions taken are in accordance with such environmental compliance laws and regulations.
  • Function as a site manager, empowered and responsible for all assigned LM site activities such as planning, coordination, direction and execution of project management controls required to ensure the accomplishment of compliance actions at assigned LM sites.
  • Develop and implement policy funding scope and project schedules, and develop performance requirements and other tools for coordination of contractor activities.
  • Develop standards, methods, and procedures to be applied to assigned LTS&M sites which include, but are not limited to, environment, safety and health; master schedule; cost control; quality assurance; construction management criteria; socioeconomic analysis; budget and procurement planning; reporting systems; public information response coordination; site-specific compliance strategies; and technical solutions to remedial actions.
  • Develop strategic approaches, prepare specialized reports and briefings, and represent LM at meetings with DOE management, state and local officials, other federal agencies, tribal nation representatives, the press, and the public on issues related to assigned sites and projects.


Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Site visits!

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses will be paid to relocate to the duty station area of Westminster, CO.